A gritty love story about two men who meet in war and engage in a struggle with themselves, society and each other. This book puts you right in the middle of the stink and terror of 17th century England. You may not like Jacob, he’s a frightening, violent man; but you suffer with him and track his painful attempts to change with understanding, frustration and sympathy. The sex scenes are brilliant - very erotic. The whole book is just a jewel.